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john kerry pledged financial assistance to the struggle ukraine. what's next appears to be a balance on the tightrope of diplomacy. jim maceda joins us. >> reporter: what a difference a day makes really. putin's comments on tuesday that he had no desire to annex the crimea peninsula, to take a step back from the brink. even though crimea remains tense on the ground today there's a new report of russians seizing two ukrainian anti-missile posts. still it feels like ukraine is spinning not towards war today but some kind of diplomatic solution. for instance, after secretary of state john kerry's visit to kiev yesterday, where he did show support for that new pro-western government with very strong words against vladimir putin and a promise of a billion dollars in loans, today kerry meets for the very first time since the current crisis escalated with his russian counterpart to talk exit strategy. more significantly, the ukrainian and russian governments are talking on a cabinet level today for the first time. and then there's a russian defense official discussing ukraine with nato memb
on military maneuvers and secretary of state kerry says russian military action in ukraine would be a grave mistake. >>> fine print, the white house is proposing sweeping changes to nutrition labels that will impact almost everything we eat. >>> plus, jay leno's big announcement. >>> a smart phone for the super secret designed to self destruct. >>> and a fascinating study uncovers what our dog's expressions really mean. good morning, everybody. vetoed, arizona's governor strikes down a controversial anti-gay bill. arizona senator john mccain and former secretary of state hillary clinton praise his decision. >> thankfully the governor of arizona has vetoed the discriminatory legislation that was passed. recognizing that inclusive leadership is really what the 21st century is all about. >> demonstrators also cheered following the governor's decision. jay gray has the story. >> reporter: after six days of protests outside the arizona state house, with the stroke of a pen jan brewer changed the chan chants to cheers, vetoing senate bill 1062, controversial religious freedoms legislation that op
. with secretary of state john kerry in kiev today to discuss certainly ways to end the crisis, there's emerging now moscow's end game. it's becoming much clearer. according to senior russian officials only way out of there. ousting yanukovych and returning to the february 21st agreement which calls for new elections by december. the problem, betty, kiev and washington both say that plan has been way overtaken by events. back to you. >> reporter: jim, we will be watching. thank you very much for that update. >>> later today in washington, president obama will unveil his 2015 budget proposal. $1 trillion plan expected to call for an end of era of austerity. he will ask for job training and early childhood education and other programs aimed at jolting the middle class. mr. obama also wants to expand the earned income tax credit. one of the most popular credits for the working poor but a short shelf life. republicans are voicing already their disagreements with many issues. house speaker john boehner says these early details prove the president was never serious in addressing the nation's long-term
but can they do anything about it? nbc's jim aceda live in moscow. >> reporter: veronica, secretary kerry will go to kiev no doubt to try to calm the waters so that kiev does nothing that might unintentionally intense situation. it's true that the west has mobilized against russian president's vladimir putin's military takeover of crimea. that's firmly in his hands. it's unclear what the west can do about it. not attending the g 8 summit in june in sochi, for instance, is only symbolic, it's not really more than a meeting. economic sanctions sound good on paper perhaps and look good but in fact the u.s. has little economic leverage over russia. the e.u. sanctions might have teeth but europe is truly reluctant to go there. they're worried about putin's reaction like shutting offer europe's supply of natural gas. neither the u.s. nor nato are contemplating any military action against the russian nuclear power. so while the west has few effective option, putin, meanwhile, says that he has the right to launch his troops and tanks even further into ukraine if russian interests and lives there
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are not a prelewd to intervention. secretary of state john kerry says russia told the u.s. it will respect ukraine's sovereignty, but tensions are heightened with russia scrambling fighter jets tlurs to patrol borders. meanwhile, the white house says vice president joe biden has called ukraine's new prime minister pledging u.s. support after a new government was formed yesterday. >>> new help for u.s. military veterans is on hold today after it was blocked by republicans in the senate. the $21 billion bill failed to reach the 60 most needed to advance. 41 republicans voted against it saying it was just too expensive. the bill would have expanded medical, education, and job training benefits for veterans and their families. it would have created 27 new medical facilities for iraq war vets. the legislation had the backing of most veterans organizations. >>> president obama opening up like never before at a candid and emotional kickoff event at the white house. he launched a program giving yupg men of color giving them a greater shot at success. it's called my brother's keeper. he said he could have
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